Stolen World

Stolen World Tortoises Disappear From A Madagascar Reserve And Reappear In The Bronx Zoo A Dead Iguana Floats In A Jar, Awaiting Its Unveiling In A Florida Court A Viper Causes Mayhem From Ethiopia To Virginia In Stolen World, Jennie Erin Smith Takes The Reader On An Unforgettable Journey, A Dark Adventure Over Five Decades And Six Continents In 1965, Hank Molt, A Young Cheese Salesman From Philadelphia, Reinvented Himself As A Specialist Dealer In Rare Fauna, Traveling The World To Collect Exquisite Reptiles For Zoos And Museums By The End Of The Decade That Followed, New Endangered Species Laws Had Turned Molt Into A Convicted Smuggler, And An Unrepentant One, Who Went On To Provide Many Of The Same Rare Reptiles To Many Of The Same Institutions, Covertly But Molt Soon Found A Rival In Tommy Crutchfield, A Florida Carpet Salesman With Every Intention Of Usurping Molt As The Most Accomplished Reptile Smuggler In The Country Like Molt, Crutchfield Had Modeled Himself After An Earlier Generation Of Natural History Collectors Celebrated For Their Service To Science, An Ideal That, For Molt And Crutchfield, Eclipsed The Realities Of The New Wildlife Protection Laws Zoo Curators, Caught Between A Desire For Rare Animals And The Conservation Minded Focus Of Their Institutions, Became The Smugglers Antagonists In Court But Also Their Best Customers, Sometimes Simultaneously Crutchfield Forged Ties With A Criminally Inclined Malaysian Wildlife Trader And Emerged A Millionaire, Beloved By Some Of The Finest Zoos In The World Molt, Following A String Of Inventive But Disastrous Smuggling Schemes In New Guinea, Was Reduced To Hanging Around Crutchfield S Florida Compound, Plotting Crutchfield S Demise The Fallout From Their Feud Would Result In A Major Federal Investigation With Tentacles In Germany, Madagascar, Holland, And Malaysia And Yet Even After Prison, Personal Ruin, And The Depredations Of Age, Molt And Crutchfield Never Stopped Scheming, Never Stopped Longing For The Snake Or Lizard That Would Earn Each His Rightful Place In A World That Had Forgotten Them Or Rather, Had Never Recognized Them To Begin With.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Stolen World
  • Jennie Erin Smith
  • English
  • 13 July 2018
  • 0307381471

10 thoughts on “Stolen World

  1. says:

    A fabulous micro history about a little known subculture, a thriller, and an expose all in one Also the characters are unforgettable I love what Peter Nicholls said about it If DARWIN, DOSTOYEVSKY, and GEORGE LUCAS had collaborated on a novel, it might have resembled ST...

  2. says:

    Excellent book on the sordid dealings of old time reptile smugglers masquerading as exotic wildlife dealers who tromp all over the world looking for the rarest creatures mostly snakes but other reptiles too to smuggle back to Europe, Japan and the U.S for collectors Smith chronicles chiefly the lives of two smugglers, dealers one very successful and the other not so much, both whom go to prison, however They are repellent but you can t really put this one down Reveals a lot about t Excellent book on the sordid dealings of old time reptile smugglers masquerading as exotic wildlife dealers who tromp all over the world looking for the rarest creatures mos...

  3. says:

    I was disappointed by this, although that s only partially the fault of the author I just couldn t handle the amount of pointless reptile death And the turtles I think it might have been different if the writing had been really good, but i...

  4. says:

    Ten years of effort can yield a wide diversity of possible results For writer Jennie Erin Smith, a decade of work has resulted in an incredibly compelling and deeply layered expose that reveals the shadowy underbelly of the reptile trade In her book Stolen World, Smith carefully unravels the adventures, aspirations, personal struggles, and public trials of a legendary few who famously or infamously smuggled many of the world s rarest, and most desirable species Stolen World earns high marks f Ten years of effort can yield a wide diversity of possible results For writer Jennie Erin Smith, a decade of work has resulted in an incredibly compelling and deeply layered expose that reveals the sh...

  5. says:

    Really, where do I begin with this book It starts back in the day when reptile collectors were traveling the world to bring back the rarest and most intriguing reptiles for zoos and museum collections until, in 1973, with the introduction of the Endangered Species Act, these reptile collectors were made into smugglers overnight Zoos, no longer wanting to be associated with smugglers at least not publicly, went into a panic and began breeding as many species as they could, to the point that Really, where do I begin with this book It starts back in the day when reptile collectors were traveling the world to bring back the rarest and most intriguing reptiles for zoos and museum collections until, in 1973, with the introduction of the Endangered Species Act, these...

  6. says:

    I initially picked up this book because I have a friend with somewhere around eleven snakes, and I wondered how these species all came to be in the US market This book painted a fascinating tale of a group of old school reptile wranglers, always seeking out something new and rare in remote locations to ship back to the US through extremely illegal means After countless legal battles, the men kept going, and persevere to this day in the reptile business It was rather shocking to learn how of I initially picked up this book because I have a friend with somewhere around eleven snakes, and I wondered how these species all came to be in the US market This book painted a fascinating tale of a group of old school reptile wranglers, always seeking out something new and rare in remote locations to ship back to the US ...

  7. says:

    I picked this book up on a whim as it was in one of the discounted sections at my local store I was not disappointed by this read as it is very informative and evokes many emotions in the reader For instance, unlike the reviews on the back of the book, I do not find the characters loveable or what s the word endearing in any way Rather, I think this book offers insight into the world of smuggling and animal cruelty for the sake of profit The characters, though they are real people, are I picked...

  8. says:

    A depressing look at the seamy, sordid world of the reptile trade supported by smuggling and massive violations of endangered species law with focus on several especially slimy characters Smith does a fine job explaining the issues, making sense of the players including the ethically challenged caretakers at zoos , and peering inside the twisted minds of the parties involved I would have likeddiscussion of whether enforcement has really improved since...

  9. says:

    i am donating this book to the school so t hatpeople will be able to read the book about why it is so hard to get smugglers out of the system i in joyed the booka lot took only one day it ell you how the animals were brought in t he state and some of t he better kno...

  10. says:

    Reptile collectors are a strange breed, most moderately to severely handicapped in social skills Perhaps this is due to their odd obsession of keeping creatures in the basement that eat live chickens and mice for dinner See the rest of my review at The Internet Review of Books www.interne...

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